Book Review Index

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Please note that this index does not link to the full text of the book reviews.
Digital copies of AJL Reviews are available back to the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of the AJL Newsletter.
Earlier print back issues are housed in Cincinnati, OH at the Hebrew Union College Library.

Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli Merwin, Ted New York University Press 2015 M/J 2016 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Franco’s Refugees: Records of the Jews Who Came Through Spain and Portugal to New York City 1940-1941: Volume I, June–October 1940 Feldman, Lawrence H. Clearfield Company 2016 N/D 2016 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Converts to Judaism: Stories from Biblical Times to Today. Epstein, Lawrence J. Rowman & Littlefield 2015 S/O 2016 5 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Toward an Anthropology of Nation Building and Unbuilding in Israel Markowitz, Fran, Sharot, Stephen, Shokeid, Moshe University of Nebraska Press 2015 M/J 15 32 Silverburg, Sanford R.
American Jewish Political Culture and the Liberal Persuasion Feingold, Henry L. Modern Jewish History Syracuse University Press 2014 N/D 14 17 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War, The Shalev, Eran Yale University Press 2013 N/D 14 33 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne, the Bikont, Anna, Valles, Alissa Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2015 N/D 2015 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Israel’s Impossible Era: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations Starr, Joyce Starr Publishing 2015 N/D 2015 35 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Madame Ambassador: Behind the Scenes with a Candid Israeli Diplomat Herzl, Tova Rowman & Littlefield 2015 M/J 15 28-29 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict. Mandel, Maud Princeton University Press 2014 S/O 2015 13 Kohn, Roger S.
Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path Michaelson, Jay Ben Yehuda Press 2015 S/O 2016 11 Kohn, Roger S.
Me, Myself & God: A Theology of Mindfulness Roth, Jeff Jewish Lights Publishing 2016 N/D 2016 20 Kohn, Roger S.
e Marriage Plot: or How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and Literature, The Seidman, Naomi Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Stanford University Press 2016 N/D 2016 22 Kohn, Roger S.
Grief Journey and the Afterlife: Jewish Pastoral Care for Bereavement, The Raphael, Simcha Paull Jewish Life, Death, and Transition Albion-Andalus Books 2015 S/O 2015 108 Kohn, Roger S.
Protocols of Justice: the Pinkas of the Metz Rabbinic Court 1771-1789 Berkovitz, Jay R Studies in Jewish History and Culture Brill 2014 M/J 15 20-21 Kohn, Roger S.
Reb Zalman Gathers Figs: A Study of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s Reading of Biblical Text to Re-Vision Judaism for the Present Day. Densmore, Dana Green Lion Press 2013 N/D 14 16 Kohn, Roger S.
Shalom: A Congregational Guide to Jewish Meditation Schotz, Leslie Leslie Schotz 2014 N/D 14 31 Kohn, Roger S.
Nefesh HaTzimTzum=Contracted Soul Volozhiner, Chaim ben Isaac, Fraenkel, Avinoam Urim 2015 M/J 2016 37 Kohn, Roger S.
Practical Guide to the Laws of Kashrut Cohen, Pinchas Maggid Books 2016 S/O 2016 4 Kohn, Roger S.
Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism Magid, Shaul Stanford University Press 2014 M/J 15 32 Kohn, Roger S.
Recovering a Voice: West European Jewish Communities after the Holocaust Weinberg, David H. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2015 N/D 2016 23 Kohn, Roger S.
Nefesh HaTzimTzum=Contracted Soul Volozhiner, Chaim ben Isaac, Fraenkel, Avinoam Urim 2015 M/J 2016 37 Kohn, Roger S.
Jewish Youth and Identity in Postwar France: Rebuilding Family and Nation. Doron, Daniella Modern Jewish Experience Indiana University Press 2015 S/O 2016 4 Kohn, Roger S.
Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia Rabinovitch, Simon Stanford University Press 2014 N/D 2015 29 Kohn, Roger S.
Joy, Despair, and Hope: Reading Psalms Feld, Edward Cascae Books 2013 S/O14 10 Kohn, Roger S.
Jewish Art of Self Discovery, The Rapaport, Benjamin Urim 2013 N/D 14 30 Kohn, Roger S.
Jews, Gentiles, and Other Animals: The Talmud after the Humanities Wasserman, Mira University of Pennsylvania Press 2017 M/J 2018 32 Sukenic, Harvey
Sage Advice: Pirkei Avot Greenberg, Irving Maggid Books 2016 S/O 2016 6 Sukenic, Harvey
The Wisdom of Solomon and Us: The Quest for Meaning, Morality, and a Deeper Relationship with God Angel, Marc D. Jewish Lights Publishing 2016 F/M 2017 2 Sukenic, Harvey
To Tell Their Children: Jewish Communal Memory in Early Modern Prague Greenblatt, Rachel L. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Stanford University Press S/O14 13 Sukenic, Harvey
Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History Kahn, Ava F., Mendelsohn, Adam M. Wayne State University Press 2014 N/D 2015 23 Sukenic, Harvey
A Best-Selling Hebrew Book of the Modern Era: The Book of the Covenant of Pinhas Hurwitz and Its Remarkable Legacy Ruderman, David B. Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies University of Washington Press 2014 M/J 15 36-37 Sukenic, Harvey
Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History Kahn, Ava F., Mendelsohn, Adam M. Wayne State University Press 2014 N/D 2015 23 Sukenic, Harvey
Secret of Chabad: Inside the World’s Most Successful Jewish Movement, T he Eliezrie, David Toby Press 2015 F/M 16 8 Sukenic, Harvey
Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies Fontaine, Resianne, Freudenthal, Gad Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 39-40 Brill 2013 N/D 14 18
Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies Fontaine, Resianne, Freudenthal, Gad Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 39-40 Brill 2013 N/D 14 18
Deuteronomy: A Commentary Lundbom, Jack R. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2013 N/D 14 27
Samson: Hero or Fool? The Many Faces of Samson Eynikel, Eric, Nicklas, Tobias Brill 2014 N/D 14 17
Jewishness in Russian Culture: WIthin and Wihtout Katsis, L. F. and Helen Tolstoy, eds., Rochlin, Elen, trans. Studia Judaeoslavica, 7 Brill S/O14 15
Samson: Hero or Fool? The Many Faces of Samson Eynikel, Eric, Nicklas, Tobias Brill 2014 N/D 14 17
Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir. Abraham ibn Ezra on Nativities and Continuous Horoscopy: A Parallel Hebrew-English Critical Edition of the Book of Nativities and the Book of Revolution Sela, Shlomo Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Astrological Writings, 4; Etudes sur le Judaisme Medieval, 59 Brill 2014 N/D 14 33
Jewishness in Russian Culture: WIthin and Wihtout Katsis, L. F. and Helen Tolstoy, eds., Rochlin, Elen, trans. Studia Judaeoslavica, 7 Brill S/O14 15
American Interests in the Holy Land Revealed in Early Photographs Ben-David, Lenny Urim Publications 2017 M/J 2018 21 Gordon, Ilka
New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction Aarons, Victoria, Patt, Avinoam J., Shechner, Mark Wayne State University Press 2015 M/J 2016 39 Gordon, Ilka
36 Candles: Chassidic Tales for Channukah Astaire, Libi Aster Press 2013 S/O14 27 Gordon, Ilka
New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction Aarons, Victoria, Patt, Avinoam J., Shechner, Mark Wayne State University Press 2015 M/J 2016 39 Gordon, Ilka
Letters from Mir: A Torah World in the Shadow of the Shoah, The Correspondence of Ernest Gugenheim Gugenheim, Claude-Annie OU Press 2014 S/O 2015 9 Gordon, Ilka
New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction Aarons, Victoria, Patt, Avinoam J., Shechner, Mark Wayne State University Press 2015 M/J 2016 39 Gordon, Ilka
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission, and Legacy Ophir, Natan Modern Jewish Lives Urim M/J 15 34 Gordon, Ilka
Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Kellerman, Faye HarperCollins 2014 M/J 15 43 Gordon, Ilka
Reading the Sacred Text: What the Torah Tells Us Lichtenstein, Aaron Urim 2015 F/M 16 14 Gordon, Ilka
Letters from Mir: A Torah World in the Shadow of the Shoah, The Correspondence of Ernest Gugenheim Gugenheim, Claude-Annie OU Press 2014 M/J 15 26 Gordon, Ilka
Mish and Mush Series Diamond, Shani Feldheim 2013 S/O14 49 Gordon, Ilka
Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America, the Berger, Joseph Harper Perennial 2014 S/O 2015 2 Gordon, Ilka
Laws of Cooking and Warming Food on Shabbat, The Willig, Mordechai Koren Publishers 2013 S/O14 25-26 Gordon, Ilka
Eating the Bible: Over 50 Delicious Recipes to Feed Your Body and Nourish Your Soul Rossner, Rena Skyhorse Publishing 2013 S/O14 19 Gordon, Ilka
Rebbe : the Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History . Telushkin, Joseph Harper Collins 2014 F/M 2016 25 Gordon, Ilka
Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990 Ginsburg, Shai P. Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Syracuse University Press 2014 N/D 2015 18 Gordon, Ilka
Hirsch Pirkei Avos: Chapters of the Fathers, The Hirsch, Samson Raphael Feldheim 2014 N/D 14 23 Gordon, Ilka
Koren Mahzor for Yom Haatsma’ut and Yom Yerushalayim Koren Publishers 2015 S/O 2015 12 Gordon, Ilka
Weekly Mitzva Tabory, Binyamin Maggid/Koren Publishers 2016 S/O 2016 18 Gordon, Ilka
Under the Heel of Bushido: Last Voices of the Jewish POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War Sugarman, Martin Valentine Mitchell SO/14 21-22
Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace Ruebner, Josh Verso 2013 S/O14 21
Quest for Jewish Belief and Identity in the Graphic Novel Tabachnick, Stephen E. University of Alabama Press S/O14 22 Berenson, Steven M.
In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in the Soviet Ukraine Veidlinger, Jeffrey Indiana University Press 2013 S/O14 23 Seigel, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye)
Medieval Karaite Pedagogical Grammar of Hebrew: A Critical Edition and English Translation of Kitab al- 'Uqud fiTasarif al-Luga al-'Ibraniyya Vidro, Nadia Brill 2013 S/O14 23
Rheinsberg, a Storybook for Lovers and Among City Wizards Tucholsky, Kurt Berlinica Publishing S/O14 27 Batzdorff, Susanne M.
Night Songs from a Neighboring Village: Ballads of the Ukrainian and Yiddish Heartland Alpert, Michael, Kytasty, Julian Oriente Musik 2014 M/J 2016 42 Pinnolis, Judith S.
Night Songs from a Neighboring Village: Ballads of the Ukrainian and Yiddish Heartland Alpert, Michael, Kytasty, Julian Oriente Musik 2014 M/J 2016 42 Pinnolis, Judith S.
Tap Metheny, Pat Tzakik/Nonesuch 2013 S/O14 30 Schiede, Daniel
The Travels of Daniel Ascher Levy-Bertherat, Deborah, Hunter, Adriana Other Press 2015 F/M 16 38-39 Marks, Allison
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos Heiligman, Deborah Roaring Brook Press 2013 F/M14 3 Marks, Allison
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein Berne, Jennifer Chronicle Books 2013 S/O14 33 Marks, Allison
Honeyky Hanukah Guthrie, Woody, Horowitz, Dave Doubleday 2014 N/D 14 5 Marks, Allison
Golemito Stavans, Ilan NewSouth Books 2013 F/M14 13-14 Marks, Allison
Chick Chak Shabbat Rockliff, Mara Candlewick S/O14 51 Marks, Allison
Daniel in the Lions’ Den: The Brick Bible for Kids Smith, Brendan Powell Sky Pony Press 2014 N/D 14 3 Marks, Allison
Numbers Poulsen, David Dundurn 2015 S/O 2016 33-34 Marks, Allison
The Travels of Daniel Ascher Levy-Bertherat, Deborah, Hunter, Adriana Other Press 2015 F/M 16 38-39 Marks, Allison
The Mitten String Rosner, Jennifer Random House 2014 M/J 15 15 Marks, Allison
Jonah and the Whale: The Brick Bible for Kids Smith, Brendan Powell Sky Pony Press 2014 N/D 14 3 Marks, Allison
Hanukkkah in Alaska Brown, Barbara Henry Holt 2013 S/O14 49 Marks, Allison
Beautiful Yetta’s Hanukkah Kitten Pinkwater, Daniel Feiwel and Friends 2014 N/D 14 6 Marks, Allison
44 Hours or Strike! Dublin, Anne Second Story Press 2015 F/M 16 36 Marks, Allison
Hanukah in Alaaska Brown, Barbara Henry Hold 2013 S/O14 49 Marks, Allison
Finding the Worm Goldblatt, Mark Random House 2015 M/J 2016 6-7 Marks, Allison
Never Say a Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain Jules, Jacquleine Wisdom Tales S/O14 32 Marks, Allison
Woundabout Rosen, Lev Little Brown and Company 2015 M/J 2016 7 Marks, Allison
Noah’s Ark: From Genesis Chapters 6-9 Falken, Linda Metropolitan Museum of Art 2015 N/D 2016 4 Marks, Allison
Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Take Kimmel, Eric A. Hyperion Books S/O14 50 Marks, Allison
Skating with the Statue of Liberty Meyer, Susan Lynn Delacorte Press 2016 S/O 2016 32 Marks, Allison
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Albertalli, Becky Balzer + Bray 2015 M/J 2016 7 Marks, Allison
Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons McGinty, Alice B Charlesbridge S/O14 32 Marks, Allison
My Aunt Manya Patterson, Jose Troubador Publishing 2016 S/O 2016 32-33 Marks, Allison
Winter Horses, The Kerr, Philip Alfred A. Knopf S/O14 43 Marks, Allison
Honeyky Hanukah Guthrie, Woody, Horowitz, Dave Doubleday 2014 N/D 14 5 Marks, Allison
Dreidels on the Brain. Ben Izzy, Joel Dial Books for Young Readers 2016 N/D 2016 1 Marks, Allison
The Heart of the Matter: Studies in Jewish Mysticism and Theology Green, Arthur Jewish Publication Society 2015 N/D 2015 19 Stein, Marion M
Chutzpah Imperative: Empowering Today’s Jews for a Life That Matters., the Feinstein, Edward Jewish Lights Publishing 2014 S/O 2015 6 Stein, Marion M
Let There Be light: Stories from Genesis in Verse Golick, Margie Margie Golick 2013 S/O14 33 Stein, Marion M

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